MCI is First Independent MD Group to Offer Mobile Cardiac PET Scanning
NAPERVILLE—Midwest Cardiovascular Institute (MCI) is the first independent physician group in the region to offer cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) scanning. The PET/Computed Tomography (CT) machine is located on the Edward Hospital campus at 801 South Washington in Naperville, outside the south entrance in a diagnostic mobile unit.
Pictured from left to right are Brad Morales RT (N), Lora Motluck RN, patient Kerry Stuckey, and Andy Newton, CNMT.
This advanced cardiac testing offers clearer and sharper imaging, allowing physicians an improved tool for accurate patient diagnosis and the selection of the most appropriate treatment options.
“Cardiac PET/CT is the latest in innovative technology designed to better diagnose our patients and provide more accurate treatment,” said Dr. Mark Goodwin, President of MCI. “The addition of this technology further advances our mission of providing the highest-quality cardiovascular care for our patients.”
Benefits of PET scans include:
- Faster than a traditional nuclear scan
- Decreased radiation exposure
- Increased sensitivity to limited blood flow
- Increased sensitivity for those with large body mass
- Less interference from soft tissue
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